In the first round match Monday, 15th ranked Serbian Ana Ivanovic meets 28th ranked Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova in the morning.
Both Ana Ivanovic and Svetlana Kuznetsova are not new to each other as they have met 10 times since 2005. The winning factor is not much as Ana Ivanovic has won 6-4. However, in the last match played between the two in the Fed Cup (Russia vs Serbia) Svetlana Kuznetsova beat Ivanovic 6-2, 2-6, 6-4.
As for their form, they seem to have fared miserably in the last ten matches as Ivanovic has lost five matches, while Svetlana Kuznetsova has lost seven. Ivanovic last lost to Victoria Azarenka in the recently concluded WTA Madrid 4-6, 4-6, while Svetlana Kuznetsova too lost to Azarenka at Madrid 7-6(5) 6-4.
So nothing can be said for sure who wins this first round match at Rome Monday today.
The match is scheduled for Monday, 14 May 2012 at 11:30 GMT
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